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An exciting career and a vital role to play in the success of any airline or
maintenance organisation.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are a vital part of any airline operation, ensuring that aircraft are available for
service and maintained in an optimal and safe condition. Large aircraft are complex machines which need to be
serviced by teams of technicians and engineers. Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers have the additional
responsibility of certifying work carried out on the aircraft.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers regularly perform inspections of aircraft

structure, mechanical and electronic systems, engines and cabin to ensure
that everything is functioning correctly and meets regulatory and safety

Their work typically involves assembling and disassembling aircraft

components for repair and overhaul, as well as replacing or reinstalling
parts after further testing and inspections.

Aircraft maintenance engineers need to have first-hand knowledge of aircraft structures, mechanical and electrical
systems and electronics as well as the approved repair techniques and procedures required to service them.

They must learn how to use specialised tools and equipment to do their job
correctly, and apply safe work practices. Engineers also need to have an
understanding of how aircraft fly (aerodynamics) and how different materials will
react during flight in order to completely understand the maintenance requirements
of the aircraft they will be servicing.

The airline industry is a highly regulated environment that strives to maintain the
highest safety standards at all times, so Engineers need to refer to a wide range of
documentation when performing their duties, and are actively involved in keeping
accurate records of the work that they perform.

A typical pathway to becoming a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer involves successfully completing an
approved Training Course which ensures full coverage of all subjects and international compliance with the strict
requirements of the aviation industry.

The Air New Zealand Aviation Institute offers a B1.1 / B2 Basic Training Course which is fully approved under
European Aviation Safety Agency Part 147 regulations. This regulatory body was formed by the airworthiness
authorities of the European Union in 2003 and is today one of the foremost agencies of its type with regulatory and
executive tasks in the field of civilian aviation safety around the world.

As an EASA Approved Training Organisation, the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute is authorised to issue course
completion certificates to graduates of our EASA Basic Training Course. This ensures that the qualification you
obtain with us will be recognised around the world, or is easily transferable to regions where there is a direct
correlation between EASA and your local airworthiness regulatory authority. This is possible because EASA
legislation and regulations are either already adopted, or closely align with the rules and legislation currently in
place, for example, in Asia and the Middle East.
The Aviation Institute has campuses in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand and counts among its customers
over 11,000 Air New Zealanders, the staff of airlines, militaries and MROs from Asia, Oceania and the Middle East,
as well as individuals seeking to up-skill or enter the aviation industry.

Our domestic and international customers are able to access the full spectrum of training programmes that we
provide to the Air New Zealand Group and benefit from the operational industry experience we embed into those

A typical business customer for the Aviation Institute is an airline seeking to address manpower shortages with one
of our ab-initio programmes, or to solve a short-fall in training capacity, driven by either a lack of own facilities, or an
increase in demand due to the acquisition of new or additional aircraft.

The Aviation Institute has 5 schools catering for different roles with 135 dedicated
training staff and 47,000 student enrolments in the last financial year.

The Aviation Institutes School of Flight provides ab-initio flight and bridging
training with 5 New Zealand based flying schools, and is a TRTO with ten full flight
simulators. Aircraft types catered for are B737-300, B747-400, B767,
B777-200/300, B787, A320 (x2), ATR72, Q300, and B1900D.

The School of Engineering operates from both Auckland and Christchurch campuses,
providing apprentice-level programmes for domestic and international companies and students.
Its EASA approved 2-year maintenance course is increasingly popular, with international
students outnumbering those being trained for the New Zealand industry.

Post employment courses are numerous and range from specialist processes to type-training
for licenced aircraft maintenance engineers.

Customer facing roles are well catered for by the Aviation Institutes School of Service. Its 17
week pre-employment airline customer service course prepares new entrants for flight
attendant, check-in and call centre positions.

Role specific training for airline employees is then completed in modern service classrooms, while safety and
emergency procedures are taught in well-equipped aircraft cabin and door training facilities.

Airport land and airside operations training are provided by the School of
Ground Operations. Ramp, loading, cleaning, fuelling, driving, dangerous
goods and air cargo operations number amongst its many role-specific

The development of tomorrows future aviation leaders is supported by the

School of Business Leaderships airline business programmes. Airline
employees access general staff management and aviation specific modules
throughout their career from first level management through to company
senior management and executive.

Training Approvals:

Flight Training and Simulators: CAANZ 141, JCAB, EASA

Maintenance Training: CAANZ 141, EASA147, CASA147, NZQA
Cabin Crew: CAANZ 141, NZQA

CAANZ-Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand,

EASA-European Aviation Safety Agency,
CASA-Civil Aviation Safety Authority Australia,
JCAB-Japan Civil Aeronautics Board.
NZQA-New Zealand Qualifications Authority
The Aviation Institute is an EASA Part 147 approved training organisation for
both basic maintenance and aircraft type training.

The School of Engineering operates from campuses in Auckland and Christchurch, both of which have dedicated
training aircraft, workshops and classrooms. Two operational BAE Jetstream 31 aircraft were recently added to the
training fleet to support the practical demands of this programme.

Our instructors are Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who also hold instructional qualifications. As part of their
continuing professional development, our instructors regularly participate in industry work placements to ensure that
they remain at the forefront of their vocational and academic specialism.

/ 2 Campuses / 29 Instructors / 22 Engineering classrooms

/ 2 Avionic ! / 12+ Dedicated Training Aircraft / 6 Structures / Powerplant / Systems !

& general Workshops


The Aviation Institutes EASA Part 147 Approved Basic Training Course is for

students who wish to become Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in either
the Mechanical (B1.1 or B1.3*) or Avionic (B2) category.
The programme delivers a combination of theoretical and practical modules over a period of 81 weeks (B1.1/1.3
Licence Stream) or 82 weeks (B2 Licence Stream), including time spent in a Part 145 Approved Maintenance

At the end of this period, having satisfied the examination and assessment requirements of the EASA course,
candidates are able to continue their training with a third party sponsor or employer in an approved maintenance
organisation in order to gain relevant and documented experience towards making an application for Licence
(LAME) in the appropriate category.

The programmes phased structure allows international students to progressively adapt to their new environment
and improve their command of the English language, whilst studying a range of core aviation and engineering
subjects over the initial 36 weeks. With this foundation, students are better prepared for the EASA theory and
practical training course modules that follow.

Our EASA courses are scheduled to suit both northern and southern hemisphere
school years. Students can begin studies in March / April or September /
October of each year. The following courses have been scheduled for 2015:

Programme Start Date End Date Location

B1.1 or B2 23 March 2015 7 February 2017 Christchurch

B1.1or B2 13 April 2015 7 February 2017 Christchurch

B1.1, B1.3 or B2 21 September 2015 25 August 2017 Auckland

B1.1, B1.3 or B2 5 October 2015 25 August 2017 Auckland

* Approval to provide a B1.3 strand is expected in late 2014. The B1.3 strand will be offered from late 2015
should enrolments meet minimum levels.

The Aviation Institutes EASA Part 147 Approved Basic Training Course is
delivered in 4 phases, providing students with a comprehensive programme that
combines theory, practical and a dedicated period of on-job Training.
The diagram on the following page provides a summary of these phases. Following a New Zealand induction,
students are enrolled into the National Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering. Concepts and topics are introduced
through a combination of classroom study, practical training in aviation workshops and familiarisation visits to an
operational aircraft maintenance base. Students receive an ideal introduction to their future career and working
environment, whilst building a solid foundation of knowledge that will be revisited in depth during their second year
of study.
The next phase builds on this newly acquired proficiency with a 21-week programme of common EASA modules
(1-10). In the case that a difference exists in the level required for either the B1 or the B2 streams, the subject is
taught to the highest level. This means that students who wish to convert between a B1 or B2 licence at some
point in the future will already be qualified to the required standard for those common modules, without the need for
additional training.


36 weeks


21 weeks
+ Mathematics + Digital Techniques + Human Factors
+ Physics + Materials and Hardware + Aviation Legislation

+ Electrical Fundamentals + Maintenance Practices
+ Electronic Fundamentals + Basic Aerodynamics

(24 weeks) (25 weeks) (24 weeks)
+ Aerodynamics, + Aerodynamics, + Aerodynamics,
Structures & Systems Structures & Systems Structures & Systems
+ Gas Turbine Engine + Propulsion + Gas Turbine Engine
+ Propeller + B2 Practical + B1.3 Practical
+ B1.1 Practical



EASA 147 approved Basic Training Course.
After 2 years of relevant and documented experience in a Part 145 organisation,
an application for licence can be made (LAME). International students
complete this phase with their sponsor or first employer.


*B1.3 Approval Pending

B1.1 B2 B1.3 M6

The third phase of training involves students or sponsors selecting a trade specialisation in either B1.1 Aeroplanes
Turbine Engines, B1.3 Helicopters Turbine Engines* or B2 Avionic category of Licence. Students then focus on the
theoretical and practical training relevant to their chosen career path.

The final phase of the programme is a posting to a Part 145 Organisation for 8 weeks of on job training (OJT).
Students following the B1.1 and B2 streams are posted to Air New Zealand Technical Operations, where they will
experience a sizeable line and base maintenance operation. Students following the B1.3* stream are posted to
specialist helicopter maintenance facilities. This phase is key to consolidating the knowledge and skills learnt in
classrooms, workshops or training hangars and marks a vital transition into the real world. It is a huge confidence-
builder that prepares the student for their sponsors organisation or their first job.

Our phased approach therefore provides coverage of key topics at a basic level before building on this foundation
knowledge as the student progresses through the course. This enables students to keep sight of all relevant
information and see how it all fits together, instead of studying subjects in isolation or as separate, disconnected

*B1.3 Approval Pending

Embedding the National Certificate inside of the approved EASA curriculum
offers significant benefits over the traditional method of teaching subjects solely
by the modules. Instead, with our integrated approach, students are able to:

+ Acclimatise Quicker

Domestic and international students study together in the same

classroom, providing greater opportunities for International
students to assimilate into their new environment, make friends
and strengthen their English language skills.

+ Develop Greater Systems Knowledge

All students receive a comprehensive understanding of mechanical

and avionic systems of fixed and rotary wing aircraft at a Certificate
level before studying licence subjects at the level required by
EASA Part 66. Students see the bigger picture earlier and build on
this knowledge, instead of studying subjects separately as
unrelated topics.

+ Achieve improved results

Students for whom English is a second language receive training

during their first 36 weeks at a level that is more appropriate to their
language abilities at that time. This allows them to make progress at a
realistic pace and reach the right level in preparation for the forma
EASA module examinations, which are not taken until phase 2. This

crucial settling-in period allows students to adjust to their new


environment and to establish a strong examination technique,

conducive to obtaining good results.

+ Have career path flexibility

Students or sponsors can delay making a final trade determination until the
second year. By this time students will have developed an affinity for
mechanical or avionic aspects, allowing them to make an informed decision
and choose the most appropriate path for specialisation. Even downstream
changes can be accommodated more easily thanks to a common core of
subjects taught at the highest level earlier on in the programme.
Students attending this programme must have successfully completed an Air
New Zealand Placement Test.
International Students must be High School graduates, aged 18 years or over, and able to demonstrate competency
in English language to a level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Ideally applicants will have completed Maths, Physics and
English in Year 12.

The placement test will consist of:

+ A multi choice English paper. (1 hr max)

+ A maths & physics paper (1 hr max)

The Placement Test is conducted in a supervised environment that is coordinated with our agent network, or with
offshore diplomatic posts & sponsor companies where possible.

2015 Course fees for the B1.1, B1.3 or B2 strand are $62,100.00 New Zealand dollars.

NOTE: Course Fees do not include the additional cost of Personal Protective Equipment, Textbooks, Medical &
Travel Insurance or Living Expenses. Pricing for these additional items can be viewed on our website.

The Air New Zealand Aviation Institute is a Part 141 and 147
approved maintenance training organisation for both basic and
type training.

The programme outlined above is an approved basic training

course as described in EASA 147.A.200 for categories B1.1
Aeroplanes Turbine Engine and B2 Avionics. Follow the QR link
on the right to view our EASA approval.

Approval for category B1.3 Helicopters Turbine Engine is pending

and is expected to be implemented in 2014.


Individuals must first complete the enrolment application form online by following
this link (or the QR code shown on the left):


You can then contact your nearest Student Recruitment Agent from
those listed on the next page to organise a Placement Test.
The following agents will be able to talk with you about study options and student life in New Zealand.
If you decide to study at the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute they will assist you with your enrolment,
travel arrangements and application for a student visa. You will also complete the Air New Zealand
Aviation Institute Placement Test at the agents offices.


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Q) Which course of study should I choose if I would like to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer ?

A) The Air New Zealand Aviation Institutes EASA Part 147 Approved Basic Training Course is an ideal way for
candidates to study to become a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. International candidates are invited to
apply for the EASA Basic Training Course which is 81 weeks duration (for the B1.1 Mechanical stream) or 82
weeks duration (for B2 Avionics). In general, you should allow for around 94 weeks in total to take into account
semester breaks and holidays.

Q) How much does this course cost ?

A) The international fees in 2015 for this course are $62,100 (New Zealand Dollars), payable in two instalments.

Q) What are the pre-requisites to enrol on this course ?

A) International candidates must be at least 18 years of age when commencing the course. You must complete an
IELTS English test (or equivalent) and obtain at least level 5.5. Candidates should also have completed High
School, preferably with passes in Maths, Physics and English in Year 12.

You must take the Air New Zealand Placement Test which we can organise for you via our appointed agents. This
test consists of a Maths & Physics test and an English test. There is currently no charge for the Placement Test.

Q) Where can I contact a representative agent for more information and to arrange a placement test ?

A) A list of Air New Zealand Aviation Institute's representative agents is provided in the section of this brochure
entitled Student Recruitment Agents. After completing our online registration form, as described in the section
enrolments, you may contact the agent directly to arrange a suitable time for testing.

Q) When do your courses start ?

A) Our courses typically start in January / February or in September / October every year.

Q) Is the EASA Basic Training Course conducted as a full-time course?

A) Yes. A typical training day is from 08:30 to 15:30 which leaves you free time in the evenings and at weekends.
You will also have to submit assignments and dedicate an appropriate amount of time to study throughout the

Q) Do I need a Student Visa to study in New Zealand ?

A) Visas applications are made on an individual basis and we suggest that you refer to the NZ immigration site for
more details: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/study/. Once a student is successfully enrolled on
one of our courses and has paid their first year of fees, we will support your application for a Student Visa. Our
agents will also be able to assist you with this process.
FAQs (continued)
Q) Can I work during the time that I am studying in New Zealand ?

A) Immigration New Zealand will assess each student visa application on a case-by-case basis. In most

circumstances you will be granted the possibility of undertaking paid work up to 20 hours per week. On
graduation, you may be eligible for a Study to Work Visa after gaining a qualification in New Zealand . We strongly
recommend that you consult the latest information found at the following link:
Q) What is an EASA Part 147 approved Basic Training course and how does it compare to other Aircraft
Maintenance training courses ?
A) Our EASA Part 147 approved Training Course is an internationally recognised programme leading to a Licenced
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer qualification. This course includes theory and practical training, licence exams and 8
weeks of Part 145 organisation experience (On Job Training). Air New Zealand is an award winning global airline
and our course reflects the same high standards of training that we would expect to provide to our own staff. You
will be taught by experienced professionals from the industry and train at our dedicated facilities in New Zealand.

In order to comply with standard EASA Licence issuing requirements, candidates are then required to gain further
relevant and documented practical experience for approximately two more years with an employer or a third-party
sponsor in an approved organisation before you make an application for licence.
Q) Can I complete the 2 years of additional OJT with the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute ?
A) We do not currently offer On Job Training (OJT) to individuals, beyond the 8 weeks that are included in the
EASA course. Some limited opportunities exist for company sponsored cadets but we are not currently able to offer
this type of training to individuals. This situation may change in the future, but we advise prospective students to
look into other options for performing the two years of additional Practical Training required by EASA in order to
obtain their licence. Most aircraft maintenance organisations will recognise your course completion certificate and
the training standards of Air New Zealand Aviation Institute.

Q) Do you offer accommodation and Student Support services ?

A) Whilst we do not operate our own accommodation facility, the majority of our students find suitable rental or
homestay arrangements near our Christchurch or Auckland Training Schools to suit individual requirements and
Successful candidates enrolling on our course will have access to our Student Support Officers in order to assist
with this aspect and other enquiries during your time studying with us at the Aviation Institute. In addition, we
provide you with an International Student Induction course on your arrival, which will cover a range of useful topics
including New Zealand law, health and safety, banking etc. and help to settle you into your new environment.
In addition to our regulatory approvals from the airworthiness authorities of the EU (EASA), New Zealand (CAANZ)
and Australia (CASA), the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute is a registered Private Training Establishment (PTE)
which means that it is fully recognised as an education provider by the New Zealand Government. We therefore
subscribe to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
More details about what this means can be found in the following document:
FAQs (continued)
Q) Do you offer scholarships ?
A) The Air New Zealand Aviation Institute does not currently offer scholarships or funding to individuals. However,
we are an approved provider of aviation training courses and our EASA Basic Training Course leads to an
internationally recognised qualification that is transferable and acknowledged by many organisations around the
It is therefore possible that individuals can find other funding opportunities by contacting potential future employers
or look at other means of finance & sponsorship such as their own governments education scholarships for
offshore study.
A limited number of NZ scholarships are awarded each year to International Students and more information can be
found here: www.aid.govt.nz/funding-and-contracts/scholarships
Q) Do you offer employment at the end of the course ? What are my chances of finding work in my chosen field?
A) Like all responsible providers of education and training, it is not possible to suggest that completing a training
course will guarantee you a job at the end of it. The employability of an individual depends on a number of factors
including their eligibility to work in a country and the current market conditions at that time.
There are, however, numerous studies that indicate a growing global demand for qualified Aircraft Maintenance
Engineers. Our own confidence in the EASA qualification and the EASA regulatory system is a clear indicator that
we believe in a strong potential for employment opportunities in this field, around the world.
During your time at the Aviation Institute, you will undertake modules dedicated to Job Skills which will assist you
to prepare yourself for job interviews, create and maintain an aviation-specific Curriculum Vitae and learn about
best practices from our experienced instructors.
Your exposure to a training organisation like ours, with its real-world experience, airline personnel and its own
dedicated training infrastructure means that you will be learning from the best and obtain a unique insight into the
industry in a way that is simply not possible at many other academic institutions.
Your future chances of employment, as for all our graduates, remain your responsibility and are often a function of
your performance and achievements during training, as well as your overall attitude and approach to work. However,
it can also be acknowledged that following a recognised and approved training course such as the EASA Part 147
Approved Basic Training Course will give you and your prospective employers the confidence that you have already
built a very solid foundation to your future career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.
Q) Can I work in New Zealand after I graduate ?

If you are studying in New Zealand and you want to stay and work here after you have completed your studies, you
may be eligible for a work visa under the Study to Work category. The exact requirements, duration and the terms
and conditions of each visa depend on a number of factors and are explained further at the following link:
Air New Zealand was incorporated in 1940, and provides domestic and
international passenger transport and cargo services around the globe.
It is a Star Alliance member, operating a fleet of 105 turbo-prop and jet aircraft to 52 international and domestic
locations. Its 11,000 staff are proud to have played their part in winning the ATW Airline of the Year award (2010
and 2012), making Air New Zealand the first airline to win this award twice in 3 years.

Boeing 787-9 in Air New Zealand Livery - March 2014 Source: Boeing

Air New Zealand is one of only three airlines that holds an Investment grade rating from Moodys, and is amongst
only a handful that pay an annual dividend to its shareholders. It is a publicly listed company on the New Zealand
and Australian stock exchanges, with the New Zealand Government holding majority ownership.

In 2014, Air New Zealand became the first airline in the world to fly operate the B787-9 variant of the Boeing
Dreamliner on its commercial passenger services.


New Zealands education system is consistently ranked as one of the best in the
world, making it a popular destination with the almost 100,000 international
students who enrol annually.
Rigorous organisational approvals are required in NZ when delivering training services to domestic and international
students. This provides sponsors and individuals with reassurance that their investment in training will be protected
and provide the outcomes sought. New Zealand also ranks highly as a location to do business, and is viewed as the
least corrupt nation globally. These rankings highlight the ease and openness of doing business in New Zealand.


+ Auckland 3rd Mercer Quality of Living 2014 survey

+ Auckland ranked in Top Ten Cities in the World The Economist Global Liveability Survey 2011 to 2013

+ New Zealand ranked 3rd in the Global Peace Index - Institute for Economics & Peace

+ Auckland and Wellington 9th equal Mercer Personal Safety ranking 2011

+ World Bank 2013 Ease of Doing Business Index: New Zealand ranked 3rd behind Singapore & Hong Kong

+ 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International: New Zealand ranked 1st (least corrupt)

+ New Zealand ranked safest country in the world in online OMGTens and ClickTop10 surveys

A key decision for students, sponsors and parents when determining a study destination often includes the safety
and well-being of the student, how they will be received by their host nation, and what opportunities exist outside of
the classroom. In all of these respects, cities in New Zealand consistently rank as some of the most liveable and
safest globally.

In an ever-changing world, New Zealand is considered an extremely safe location for students, while providing an
abundance of cultural, metropolitan and adventure experiences to enhance and complement your stay.

In addition to being an exciting and diverse country, New Zealand places great value on welcoming
visitors, of which international students make up a large part. New Zealand is committed to ensure that
international students have a safe and positive experience whilst studying here.


The Air New Zealand Aviation Institute is a registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) and accredited by the
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). This government certification acts in the interests of domestic and
international students to ensure that programmes are industry relevant, quality assured and that student fees are
fully protected.

The Air New Zealand Aviation Institute has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the
Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand. Ministry of
Education website at: www.minedu.govt.nz/international.

Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and
reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at
NOTE: Air New Zealand employment policy requires all applicants to be New Zealand citizens or have permanent
New Zealand residency in order to be considered for positions with Air New Zealand.


Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive
medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on
entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on
their website at www.moh.govt.nz.

The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and
temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further
information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz.


International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance
while in New Zealand. This is a requirement under The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International
Students. Insurance can be arranged through ANZAI on request. If students wish to purchase their insurance
elsewhere, ANZAI needs to be provided with a copy of the insurance certificate and policy wordings so we may
determine whether the insurance provides sufficient cover for the students medical, travel and potential
repatriation needs.

The Air New Zealand Aviation Institute does not have any on-site accommodation, although there are many off-
site options to suit the individual needs and budgets of our students. For this 2 year programme, Homestay
accommodation is recommended, but alternatives such as hostels or rented houses are also available. For more
accommodation information please refer to our website. Accommodation and living expenses will depend upon
individual choices and it is expected that international students will need to allow for around NZD$15,000 per
Throughout history, New Zealand has featured in a number of prominent aviation
achievements and made significant contributions to the advancement and
development of flight and international aviation services.
Partly driven by necessity, due to the unique, geographically-remote location of its Islands in the southern
hemisphere, but equally fostered through the pioneering and innovative spirit of its people, New Zealand
proudly counts some of the worlds greatest aviators and inventors among its own citizens and continues

to set new standards in the industry today.

New Zealands aviation history is said to have begun in 1903,

when Richard Pearse, a farmer and inventor, first flew his
monoplane aircraft in a short but ground-breaking flight that at
arguably pre-dates the first controlled flights made by the Wright

Whether or not Pearse flew in any acceptable

sense by modern standards, and regardless of
the exact date of events, his first aircraft wass
undeniably a remarkable invention. It embodied
several advanced concepts including din a
monoplane configuration, wing flaps and a rear elevator, tricycle undercarriage with
wit a
steerable nose-wheel, and a propeller with variable-pitch blades driven by a unique
double-acting, horizontally opposed petrol engine.

New Zealand has continued to foster an innovative approach to aviation

av throughout the
years where it has played a significant part in pushing boundaries
ari and challenging conventions. Through
the exploratory and collaborative efforts of its industry, New
ew Zealand companies continue to be at the
forefront of technological advances across the aviation sesector, in diverse areas ranging from the use of
biofuels to the adoption of advanced navigational techniques.

Our national airline, Air New Zealand,, regularly introduces innovative products & concepts and
consistently sets new standards across ss all facets of its operations, continuing a journey that is rich in
history and driven by the same trailblazing approach that has helped transform the New Zealand Aviation
Industry into the success that it iss to

Throughout the years,rs, New Zealand has continued to develop the use of aviation in diverse activities
including aerial topdressing, forestry, agriculture and tourism. Today, the New Zealand Aviation Industry
has over 1000 companies and employs more than 23,000 employees. The industry is worth more than
ion and continues to grow annually at around 9%.
NZD$10 billion

Many New Zealanders practically grow up with aviation in one form or another. Recent statistics show
there is one aircraft per thousand people and New Zealand has a per capita ownership of helicopters
that is amongst the highest in the world. With over 20.5 million square kilometres of uncluttered airspace
and varied terrain, it is an ideal location for flying and aviation training, offering much more in terms of
flexibility and opportunities than is possible in many other parts of the world.

+ First pilot school, New Zealand Flying School established by the Walsh Brothers in
Mission Bay, Auckland, 1915

+ First B&W (Boeing and Westervelt) Seaplanes imported from Boeing, 1918 (also
Boeings first international sales & export from the USA)

+ The B & Ws were later used for New Zealand express and airmail deliveries with the

countrys first official airmail flight on Dec. 16, 1919 and a New Zealand altitude
record of 6,500 feet on June 25, 1919

+ 1928, the crew of the Southern Cross Fokker monoplane successfully cross the
Tasman to New Zealand after crossing the Pacific from California to Australia.

+ 1930s - numerous Trans-Tasman flights successfully achieved , each time breaking

new speed records.

+ 1934 - Jean Batten flew solo from England to Australia becoming the fastest solo
woman pilot to achieve the distance and breaking all records in subsequent years,
including being the first woman to fly across the Tasman.

+ First 180 and 240 minute ETOPS flights in 1989 and 2010 achieved by Air New

+ First sustainable bio-fuel flight, 2008 by Air New Zealand

+ First RNP equipped Airbus 320 fleet, 2009 - Air New Zealand
+ Air New Zealand is the only airline to circumnavigate the globe with its daily service to
London via Hong Kong or Los Angeles.

+ Air New Zealand will be the first airline in the world to fly the Boeing B787-9 variant of
the Dreamliner in 2014.
Air New Zealand Aviation Institute
7-13 Rennie Drive,
Mangere, Auckland 2022
New Zealand

Telephone: +64 9 255 5701

Facsimilie: +64 9 255 5736
Email: aviationinstitute@airnz.co.nz
Web: www.aviationinstitute.co.nz